Mid-summer Adjourned Session, Johnson Chapel, July 9, 1940
Adjourned Meeting, High Point, N. C, (Synod) September 4, 1940
103rd Stated Session, Rocky Mount, N. C,
October 8, 9, 1940
Mid-winter Adjourned Session, Farmville, N. C, January 14, 1941
DiV.Sch. lP!d Meeting, La Grange, N. C, February 16, 1941
^ 14th Stated Session, Washington, N. C,
P747 April 22, 23, 1941
104th kVith Directory, in front; Appendix in back —
— Statistical Summary On Center Pages —
Mid-summer Adjourned Session, Johnson Chapel, July 0, 1940
Adjourned Meeting, High Point, N. C, (Synod) September 4, 1940
103rd Stated Session, Rocky Mount, N. C,
October 8, 9, 1940
Mid-winter Adjourned Session, Farmville, N. C, January 14, 1941
Adjourned Meeting, La Grange, N. C, February 16, 1941
104th Stated Session, Washington, N. C,
April 22, 23, 1941
— With Directory, in front; Appendix in back —
— Statistical Summary On Center Pages —
(Corrected to April 23, 1941, including action of Spring Meeting of
Moderator: Rev. J. Norton Dendy, Tarboro.
Stated Clerk and Treasurer: Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern.*
Permanent Clerk: Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., Rocky Mount.*
Benevolent Treasurer: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston.*
Treasurer Home Mission Committee: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops.**
Promotional Secretary: **
*Term of office expires in Spring of 1943.
**Elected by Presbytery's Home Mission Committee for term at the will
of the Committee.
TRUSTEES: Of Presbytery : W. S. Wilkinson, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1942
R. B. Peters, Sr., Howard Memorial, S-1943
W. G. Weeks, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1944
TRUSTEES: Of Peace: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, S-1942
H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1943
TRUSTEES: Of Davidson: J. P. Booth, Kinston, S-1943
Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern, S-1945
(All terms of office expire in the Fall)
Presbytery's Home Missions
Chairman: Rev. Chester Alexander, Tarboro, 1943
1941 — J. B. Sparrow, Washington; R. B. Peters, Sr., Howard Memorial;
H. A. Walker, Kinston.
1942 — Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston; Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville;
H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mount, 1st.
1943 — The Chairman; Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro; Rev. R. E.
McClure, New Bern.
Treasurer: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops.
Chairman: Rev. L. W. Kessler, R.F.D. 2, Tarboro, 1943; C. S. Hollister,
New Bern, 1942; Rev. J. A. Satterfield, Rocky Mount, 1941.
Synod and Assembly Home Missions
Chairman: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Wilson, 1943; J. Hill Paylor, Farmville,
1942; Rev. H. M. Wilson, Farmville, 1941.
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief
Chairman: Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern, 1943; A. W. Houtz, Cann
Memorial, 1942; Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston, 1941.
Synod and Assembly's Religious Education
Chairman: Rev. R. L. Forbis, Rocky Mount, 1943; J. H. Roberson,
R.F.D. 1, Williamston, 1942; Rev. F. E. Manning, La Grange, 1941.
Assembly's Training School
Chairman: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville, 1943; J. R. Edmundson,
Wilson, 1942; Rev. J. N. Dendy, Tarboro, 1941.
Chairman: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Falkland, 1943; R. A. Fountain, Foun-
tain, 1942; Rev. J. A. Satterfield, Rocky Mount, 1941.
Chairman: Rev. H. M. Wilson, Farmville, 1943; J. Nat Harrison, Green-
ville, 1942; Dr. W. L. Hand, New Bern, 1941.
Chairman: Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Washington, 1943; A. P. Thorpe, Jr.,
Rocky Mount, 1st, 1942; R. B. Peters, Jr., Howard Memorial, 1941.
Chairman: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston, 1941; F. M. Pridgen, Rocky
Mount, 1st, 1941; H. A. Walker, Kinston, 1942; J. Nat Harrison,
Greenville, 1942; Rev. Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount, 1943.
Chairman: Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Washington, 1943; Arthur Fountain,
Wm. and Mary Hart, 1941; A. P. Thorpe, Jr., Rocky Mount, 1st,
General Chairman: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, 1943.
(Membership in this Committee is distributed by the committee to
Children's Division: H. H. McLean, Chm., Plymouth, 1941; Rev. F. E.
Manning, La Grange, 1942; Miss Sarah D. Whitmore, Greenville*;
Mrs. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops.**
Young People's Division: Rev. J. Norton Dendy, Chm., Tarboro, 1942;
Rev. H. E. Powel, Washington, 1942; Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston,
1943; Miss Sarah D. Whitmore, Greenville*; Mrs. Paul L. Borden,
Adult Division: A. E. Gibson, Greenville, Chm., 1941; Rev. C. C. Craw-
ford, Elizabeth City, 1942; J. P. Booth, Kinston, 1943; Mrs. Harold
Maxwell, New Bern.**
Leadership Training: Mrs. C. C. Todd, Rocky Mount,* Chm.; H. H.
McLean, Plymouth, 1941; Rev. C. C. Crawford, Elizabeth City,
1942; Mrs. Frank Lea, Wilson.**
Sunday School Extension and Rural Work: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pine-
tops, Chm., 1942; A. E. Gibson, Greenville, 1941; Mrs. Marion
Religious Education in Public Schools: Rev. H. E. Powel, Washington,
Director 1941 Young People's Conference: Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern.
*Indicates membership by virtue of office in Albemarle Presbyterial
and for term of office at the will of that body.
** Advisory members appointed by Committee from members of Albe-
Evangelism and Spiritual Life
Chairman: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville, 1943; S. E. Leonard, Rocky
Mount, 1st, 1941; Rev. Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount, 1942.
Finance and Auditing
Chairman: Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston, 1943; A. N. Daniel, Wilson,
1941; B. W. Moseley, Greenville, 1942.
Moral and Social Welfare
Chairman: Rev. C. C. Crawford, Elizabeth City, 1943; Rev. R. L. Forbis,
Jr., Rocky Mount, 1941; Rev. Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount,
1941; A. H. Betts, Goldsboro, 1942; J. T. Sadler, Howard Memorial,
Official Reports of Churches
Chairman: Rev. J. Norton Dendy, Tarboro, 1942; R. A. Perry, Wilson,
1941; M. F. McKeel, Jr., Washington, 1942; Rev. Norman Johnson,
Rocky Mount, 1943; Dr. B. W. Brown, Pinetops, 1943.
Chairman: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Falkland, 1942; Rev. C. C. Crawford,
Elizabeth City, 1941; Rev. J. A. Satterfield, Rocky Mount, 1943.
Commission on The Minister and His Work
(Term of office expires in Fall.)
Chairman: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Wilson, 1943
1941 — Rev. Chester Alexander, Tarboro.
1942 — Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops; Dr. J. R. Edmundson, Wilson.
1943 — J. T. Lawrence, Wm. and Mary Hart.
Alternates to either of above Ruling Elders: J. B. Sparrow, Washington;
H. A. Walker, Kinston; E. P. Cunningham, Williamston; A. P.
Thorpe, Rocky Mount, 1st.
Chairman: Rev. R. E. McClure
Theology: Rev. Norman Johnson, Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D.
Sacraments: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Rev. J. A. Satterfield.
Church Government: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Rev. C. C. Crawford.
Thesis and Exegesis: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Rev. H. M. Wilson.
NOTE: Candidates for Licensure or Ordination are expected to notify
the Chairman, at least thirty days in advance of their appearance for such
examinations, or the Presbytery may exercise its right to postpone such
All written parts must be in the hands of the Sub-Committee on Thesis
and Exegesis at least ten days before such examination.
Any young man desirous of being taken under the care of the Presby-
tery as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry must make application on a
special form prescribed by the General Assembly, and special corre-
spondence must be had with five persons to be named on said form.
It is necessary to secure this blank form from the Chairman of the
Examining Committee and to allow ample time for this correspondence
before any prospective candidate can appear before the Presbytery.
Commission to Install Rev. L. W. Kessler at Wm. and Mary Hart: Rev.
R. L. Forbis, Jr., to Preside; Rev. Chester Alexander, to Preach;
Rev. J. N. Dendy; Ruling Elder H. H. McLean, to Charge the Con-
gregation. Alternate Ruling Elder, R. B. Peters, Sr. Two min-
isters and one Ruling Elder to constitute a quorum. Time left to
Representative on Synod's Committee on the Minister and His Work: Rev.
E. C. Lynch, Wilson.
Special Committee on Christian Education: Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe,
Jr., Rocky Mount, 1st, Chairman; Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston;
Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern; Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr.,
Howard Memorial; Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro.
MID-SUMMER ADJOURNED SESSION
Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Chapel, of the
Howard Memorial Church, Tarboro,
July 9, 1940, 10:30 A. M.
Albemarle Presbytery met in Mid-summer Adjourned Session
at the Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Chapel, near Tarboro, at
10 :30 A. M., July 9, 1940, and was called to order by the Moder-
ator, Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr.
Rev. J. Norton Dendy, minister in charge of the Chapel, con-
ducted a devotional exercise and constituted the Presbytery with
The roll was called showing the following to be present :
Ministers: J. A. Satterfield, Z. T. Piephoff, R. E. McClure, Chester
Alexander, H. R. McFadyen, R. L. Forbis, Jr., J. N. Dendy, R. L. Scott,
R. S. Boyd, C. C. Crawford, J. W. Vinson, T. H. Hamilton.
Ruling Elders: Howard Memorial, R. B. Peters, Jr.; Greenville, J.
Nat Harrison; Rocky Mount, 1st, H. H. Littrell; Kinston, C. A. Wiggins;
Wm. and Mary Hart, J. T. Lawrence.
The Presbytery heard greetings from Mrs. C. A. Johnson,
through whom the work at the Chapel has been carried forward
for a number of years, and whose family made possible the brick
building in which the Presbytery was holding its sessions. Also
heard at the time were Ruling Elder R. Brooks Peters, Jr., who
had also given personal services in the establishment and carry-
ing on of the work.
Rev. Chester Alexander, pastor of the Howard Memorial
Church, and Ruling Elder J. T. Lawrence of the Wm. and Mary
Hart Church, responded. Attention was called to the initial
beginnings of the work at this point, as well as at Leggetts,
where the Wm. and Mary Hart Church is located, under the direc-
tion of the late Rev. J. N. H. Summerell, D.D., while he was
pastor at Tarboro, in 1888. The revived work at the local point
was begun in 1927. Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr., had a part in
the revival of the work.
Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison presented his resignation as
chairman of the Permanent Committee on Stewardship. Upon
motion the Presbytery voted to accept the resignation and asked
the Moderator to appoint a committee of two, including the Stated
Clerk, to bring in a nomination of a successor to Mr. Harrison.
The Moderator named Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., to serve on this
committee with the clerk.
Extensive verbal reports were had from the Committee on
Religious Education. These included statements relative to the
Conference for Young People held at Peace College, Raleigh, July
1-5, 1940, by the director, Rev. R. E. McClure. It was agreed that
a full statement would be incorporated in the Minutes after all
the financial obligations outstanding were met. It was stated
that the enrollment was 152, with a probable net balance of some
(See Appendix — Stated Clerk.)
Other parts of the report dealt with Daily Vacation Bible
Schools in the Presbytery, and Montreat Conferences.
The order of the day having arrived, set at the Spring Meeting
of the Presbytery, Rev. J. A. Satterfield was given the floor to
conduct a service of appreciation of Rev. J. W. Vinson, ordained
by this Presbytery in 1939, and under appointment to sail for
China as a missionary within the next few weeks.
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff spoke of the fine work Mr. Vinson had done
in Martin County. Mr. Vinson responded to the remarks and the
Presbytery was led in several prayers for Mr. Vinson and other
Missionaries reported to be in this country due to ill health.
The Presbytery took recess for lunch.
2:15 P. M.
The Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 and entered an informal
discussion of Home Mission problems. Being informed of the
strategic importance of a contribution, already promised, but in
larger installments than previously anticipated, to the Cann
Memorial Church, Elizabeth City, the Presbytery adopted the
Albemarle Presbytery authorizes the Home Mission Committee
to make a long term loan, not to exceed One Thousand Dollars
($1,000.00), same to be used for building purposes approved by
Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., introduced the matter of the financial
campaign for Assembly's Training School, and requested that
the Presbytery clarify its stand relative to the campaign within
The following resolution was presented and adopted:
Albemarle Presbytery approves the educational presentation of the
needs and claims of the Assembly's Training School in each church next
Fall, and the Session of each church is left to devise the most suitable
plans for raising funds in each congregation.
It was ordered that the Commissioners to the recent General
Assembly be requested to bring in a unified report of recommen-
dations to the fall meeting, touching the matters sent to the
Presbytery by that Assembly.
It was also ordered that Presbytery shall meet at the Rocky
Mount First Church, October 8, 1940, at 11 A. M., the
morning session to include the Moderator's Sermon, Presbyterial
Communion Service, and organization of the body for work ; that
the afternoon be left entirely open for the meeting of Commit-
tees ; that the evening service be a Popular Meeting in the interest
of Home Missions, under the direction of Rev. Z. T. Piephoff,
with the report of the Permanent Committee; and that other
necessary business be transacted on Wednesday morning and
Rev. C. A. Lawrence requested permission to labor outside the
bounds of the Presbytery. Information being given that such
labors involved only the supplying of pulpits on an irregular
schedule and for a few Sundays only, it was ruled that no such
permission was necessary-
Specific announcement was made of the Laymen's Missionary
Convention at Montreat, to be held in August.
There being no further business to come before the Presbytery,
the minutes were read and approved, and the Presbytery ad-
journed with prayer.
REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Moderator.
Attest : REV. R. E, McCLURE, Stated Clerk.
High Point, N. C, September 4, 1940
Albemarle Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment at the
Presbyterian Church, during the meetings of the Synod, at High
Point, N. C, September 4th, at 9 P. M.
Ministers: R. L. Forbis, Jr., Moderator, Chester Alexander, H. M.
Wilson, E. C. Lynch, Z. T. Piephoff, R. E. McClure.
Ruling Elders: John B. Sparrow, Washington; A. E. Gibson, Green-
ville; H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mount, 1st.
Mr. Frank Powell Sanders, member of the Howard Memorial
Church, Tarboro, was present to be received as a Candidate for
The Examining Committee reported that they had interviewed
Mr. Sanders privately, and had received from the required num-
ber of individuals satisfactory testimonials of his character and
Mr. Sanders was examined on Experimental Religion and his
Motives for seeking the Ministry.
These examinations being sustained as satisfactory, and the
applicant, having answered the required questions of the Book
of Church Order, Mr. Sanders was received, by formal vote, as
a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry, and a suitable charge was
delivered after which a prayer was offered.
Mr. Sanders indicated his intention of entering Center College,
in Kentucky, as a Junior. He did not make application for any
Upon the request of Rev. J. W. Vinson who is sailing for China,
as a missionary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States,
Presbytery voted unanimously to commend him to the Executive
Committee of Foreign Missions. The Stated Clerk was author-
ized to sign a formal statement to this effect.
There being no further business, the Presbytery adjourned to
meet at the First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount, N. C, at
11 a. m., October 6, 1940, and was dismissed with prayer.
REV. R. L. FORBIS, Moderator.
REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk.
103RD STATED SESSION
First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount, N. C,
October 8, 9, 1940
The Presbytery of Albemarle met in regular fall session at the
First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount, N. C, at 11 A. M.,
October 8, 1940, and was constituted with prayer by Rev. T. L.
The retiring moderator, Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., preached the
opening sermon from the text, Hebrews 6:6.
Rev. Norman Johnson, the host pastor, and his session, as-
sisted by Rev. J. A. Satterfield administered the Sacrament of
the Lord's Supper.
The roll was called and the following were present: ("2" after
a name indicates enrollment on Wednesday.)
Ministers Churches Ruling Elders
Hanrahan, G. B., Ex
Crane, A. J., Ex
Wildman, J. T., Ex
Satterfield, J. A Bethlehem Gilliland, A.V
Lynch, E. C Wilson Whitmore, W. H
Harnesberger, T. L
Wilson, H. M Farmville Paylor, J. H
Piephoff, Z. T Williamston
McClure, R. E New Bern
Alexander, Chester Howard Memorial Peters, R. B., Sr
McFadyen, H. R Pinetops Wiggins, F. L., 2
Johnson, Norman Rocky Mount, 1st Leonard, S. E
Forbis, R. L., Jr Rocky Mount, 2nd Winstead, J. E
Dendy, J. N Nahalah
Scott, R. L., D.D Goldsboro Mclntyre, Lawrence
Boyd, R. S., D.D Greenville Moseley, B. W
Crawford, C. C Cann Memorial Gossard, L. J
Bennett, J. S Ahoskie
Vinson, J. W Bear Grass Beacham, Sidney
Roberson's Chapel Roberson, J. H
Lawrence, C. A
Hamilton, T. H Kinston
Powel, Hugh E., Enr Washington McKeel, M. F., Jr
(Stated Supply) Fountain
(Stated Supply) Snow Hill
(Stated Supply) Wm. and Mary Hart__ Lawrence, J. T
Note: Ministers listed in order of length of membership in the Presby-
tery. Churches opposite names of pastors.
Ahoskie has no Session. Layman L. H. Harrison, of the Ahoskie
Church was given the privileges of the floor.
Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Sr., of Howard Memorial Church,
was elected Moderator.
Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., was elected Permanent Clerk for the
term expiring in the spring of 1943.
Rev. Hugh E. Powel, of Knoxville Presbytery, was present and
the Stated Clerk read a Certifical of Dismissal for Mr. Powel,
from that Presbytery to Albemarle.
Mr. Powel was introduced to the Presbytery as a visiting
Brother. The church at Washington, having called him as their
pastor, Mr. Powel was received into the Presbytery by the usual
examinations on Experimental Religion, Theology and Church
Government, which were found satisfactory by formal vote, and
by signing the Obligations of membership.
The Moderator appointed the following standing committees :
Attendance — Rev. E. C. Lynch, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff and Ruling Elder,
J. T. Lawrence.
Thanks — Rev. L. R. Scott, Rev. R. S. Boyd, and Ruling Elder M. F.
The pastor of the host church, Rev. Norman Johnson, made
the report of the Steering Committee and presented a docket for
this meeting which was adopted.
After announcements, the Presbytery took recess with prayer,
to meet again at 8 P. M.
Tuesday, 8 P. M.
The Presbytery resumed its sessions at 8 P. M. and Rev. Z. T.
Piephoff, Promotional Secretary of Home Missions, conducted a
popular meeting in the interest of the home mission work of the
Rev. Chester Alexander was requested to present his report
as Chairman of the Home Mission Committee. The report was
received and pending its consideration the popular meeting was
Reports from various fields were presented by the workers and
by moving pictures of the work.
The report of the committee was then considered, the body of
the report received as information and the recommendations
adopted, as follows :
1. That Rev. A. G. Courtenay be continued as Stated Supply of the
Fountain and Snow Hill Churches until the spring meeting of Presbytery.
2. That Presbytery authorize the Committee on Home Missions to
organize a LEAGUE FOR HOME MISSION ADVANCE. The purpose of
this League will be that of soliciting voluntary gifts for Presbytery's Home
Mission work, the gifts being paid in annual, semi-annual, or quarterly
3. That Rev. Chester Alexander, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff and Rev. R. E.
McClure be authorized to publish a paper of Home Mission on Facts setting
forth the needs of our Committee for financial assistance and the oppor-
tunities for Home Mission Advancement in our Presbytery.
4. That the Chairman of Home Mission Committee be authorized to
employ such summer workers as may be necessary to supply vacant fields
within the Presbytery during the coming summer.
REV. CHESTER ALEXANDER, Chairman.
The Presbytery adjourned to meet Wednesday morning at 9
o'clock and was dismissed with prayer by Rev. C. C. Crawford.
Wednesday, 9 A. M.
The Presbytery reconvened Wednesday morning, at 9 A. M.,
in the Thorpe Memorial Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Hugh E. Powel, pastor elect of the church of Washington,
conducted the devotional exercises.
The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and approved.
The Stated Clerk presented a communication from Mr. Tom
Glascow, of Charlotte, in the form of a lengthy pamphlet, which
was received as information, without reading. It was identical
with a pamphlet presented to the Synod of North Carolina.
A communication from Rev. Henry H. Sweets, D.D., regarding
Candidates for the Ministry was read as information.
Rev. C. A. Lawrence requested that his name be placed on the
Retired Roll. This was granted, subject to acceptance of certain
papers to be forwarded to the office of the committee on Minis-
terial Relief. The Stated Clerk was authorized to execute such
papers as might be necessary.
Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., presented the report on Spiritual Life
and Evangelism. Pending action on the report, various indi-
viduals spoke of phases of the work with which they were
The report was received as information, and the recommen-
dations adopted. They are as follows:
1. We affirm our purpose to continue the Evangelistic Crusade with
increasing spiritual fervor and zeal.
2. We urge all ministers and ruling elders and deacons to study
Report No. 5 sent out the past few months by the Assembly's Permanent
Committee; and follow as closely as possible every suggestion.
3. We recommend that October 1st to December 31st, be a time of
preparation and study of Evangelism; and that January 1st to March
31st, be given to intensive Evangelism with great emphasis placed on
4. That churches enlist and enroll and train as large a group of
personal workers as possible; and that all prospects be contacted and
5. That the Home Mission Committee be requested to promote ar-
rangements for evangelistic services in all churches, helping to secure
preachers where needed.
6. That we place large emphasis on prayer in the preparation for the
conduct of evangelistic services, and seek constantly the guidance and
power of the Spirit of God in this work.
7. That we here and now enter into a season of prayer covenanting
to dedicate our lives as teaching and ruling elders to seek and to walk
more nearly in accordance with the will of God and to pray and work for
the salvation of the unsaved.
8. That a brief conference on Spiritual Life and Evangelism be con-
ducted, following the season of prayer, and that speakers be heard in
REV. R. S. BOYD, D.D., Chairman.
Rev. C. F. Allen, of Greenville Presbytery, was introduced and
invited to sit as a visiting brother.
Rev. A. G. Courtenay, of Knoxville Presbytery, was introduced
and invited to sit as a visiting brother.
Rev. E. C. Lynch submitted a verbal report for the committee
on Assembly's work which was received as information. In con-
nection with this report Rev. J. A. Satterfield and Rev. T. L.
Harnesberger spoke on Foreign Missions.
Upon motion, a special committee was appointed to secure the
finances and arrange for some layman from the Presbytery to
attend the Foreign Missionary Conference to be held at Nashville,
Tenn. Rev. E. C. Lynch, Rev. T. L. Harnesberger, and Rev. L. R.
Scott, D.D., were named as the committee.
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff made a report as Chairman of the Steward-
ship Committee. Upon motion of Rev. R. E. McClure the same
Benevolent Budget was adopted for 1941-1942 as for the current
The Presbytery took recess for lunch and was dismissed by
prayer led by Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D.
Wednesday, 2 P. M.
Presbytery reconvened at 2 P. M., was called to order and led
in prayer by Rev. J. N. Dendy.
Recognition was made of the reading of the Report of the
Committee on Thanks. This was done during the lunch recess in
the presence of the ladies of the host church. The report was
received as information.
Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., moved a reconsideration of the action
touching the Benevolent Budget for 1941-1942, which was car-
ried. He then moved that the entire matter be docketed for the
mid-winter adjourned meeting of the Presbytery.
Dr. Scott presented the report of the Committee on Religious
Education which was received, in part as information, and
adopted, in part, together with the recommendations :
There were held in the Presbytery last summer, 19 Daily Vacation
Bible Schools, with 104 adult workers and 1,210 pupils.
The Young People's Conference held at Peace College, July 1-4, 1940,
under the direction of Rev. R. E. McClure, had an attendance of 152
young people, 65 Pioneers and 87 Seniors. Receipts were $934.42 and
disbursements $869.45, leaving a balance of $64.97.
In connection with the 1941 Conferences, we recommend:
1. That Albemarle Presbytery accept the invitation of Granville Pres-
bytery for a joint Pioneer Conference at Peace Junior College, and that
Rev. and Mrs. T. H. Hamilton be named a committee to represent this
Presbytery in carrying out the plan.
2. That the Senior Conference be held for a five day period, at a
maximum cost of $7.50.
3. That Rev. R. E. McClure be elected Director of the 1941 Senior
Young People's Conference.
4. That the churches recognize that choice of delegates to the Young
People's Conferences should be based on merit and loyalty to the local
We urge that during the present church year that efforts be increased
towards developing trained leaders through the several methods recom-
mended by the Assembly's committee of Religious Education.
REV. L. R. SCOTT, D.D., Chairman.
In behalf of the promotional committee for the General As-
sembly's Training School, Dr. Scott made a verbal appeal. Rev.
Z. T. Piephoff and Rev. Norman Johnson spoke in behalf of this
Rev. J. N. Dendy made a report for the Committee on Finance
and Auditing, which was adopted as follows:
Budget for 1941-1942
General Assembly's Assessment, estimated $384.00
Synod's Assessment, estimated 90.00
Salaries: Stated Clerk $100.00
Permanent Clerk 20.00
Benevolent Treasurer 50.00 170.00
Expenses: Stated Clerk $ 25.00
Benevolent Treasurer __ 10.00 35.00
Printing and mailing of minutes 135.00
Commission on Minister and His Work 50.00
Miscellaneous Expenses 11.00
Total _, $8 75.00
Basis of Apportionment to Churches
Total paid, 1939-1940 (see Assembly's Minutes) by all of the churches
of the Presbytery:
To Current Expenses $29,937
To Pastors Salaries 29,200 $59,137
The total Budget ($875.00, above) bears a ratio of 1.5% to these
amounts reported by the churches.
We recommend that the Assessment on each church for 1941-19 42 be
1.5% of the total that each church paid to Current Expenses and Pastor's
salary, as reported in the minutes of the General Assembly, 1940, calcu-
lated to the nearest whole dollar, the minimum assessment being One
Dollar for any church.
REV. J. N. DENDY, Chairman.
(See Appendix for table of Apportionments. Stated Clerk.)
Rev. R. L. Forbis made a report for the special committee on
the Minutes of the General Assembly which was received as in-
formation and the recommendations adopted.
These recommendations were the approval by the Presbytery
of the two amendments to the Book of Church Order as sent down
by the 1940 Assembly.
(See Assembly's Minutes, 1940, pages 45 and 75, for copy of
these amendments. Stated Clerk.)
Rev. H. R. McFadyen presented the report of the special com-
mittee on Nominations which was amended and adopted, and is as
(Due to certain errors in the manuscript the Stated Clerk has
withheld the copy of this report, to be resubmitted to the Mid-
winter Adjourned Meeting. A final copy will be incorporated in
the minutes of that meeting. Stated Clerk.)
That the Committees on Assembly's Work and on Synod's Work be
abolished, and that in lieu of same there be erected as many separate
committees as there are now sub-committees, each such committee to be
composed of three members, at least one of whom shall be a Ruling Elder,
provided that in the case of Synod's and Assembly's Home Missions, these
two causes shall be represented by one such committee.
That to accomplish the above, amendments to the Manual be docketed
for consideration at the Spring Meeting effecting such changes.
REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Chairman.
Rev. E. C. Lynch presented the Minutes of the Commission on
the Minister and His Work which were admitted to record, and
are as follows :
Commission on the Minister and His Work:
The Commission met in Pinetops, N. C, August 1st, at 3:00 P. M. Rev.
Chester Alexander, Rev. H. R. McFadyen, and Rev. E. C. Lynch were
present. The meeting was opened with prayer.
The request of the Washington Church to be allowed to call the Rev.
Hugh E. Powel, of Knoxville, Tenn., to become the pastor of the church
was submitted, and the request was granted.
The meeting closed with prayer.
REV. E. C. LYNCH, Chairman.
An exact copy of the call from the Washington church was not
available, but Presbytery was informed by the Chairman of the
Commission on the Minister and His Work that same was prop-
erly executed, and was for the sum of $2,600 annually and the
use of a manse.
The Call as thus reported was found in order and placed in the
hands of Mr. Powel, w T ho signified his acceptance.
The following were appointed a Commission to install Mr.
Powel, it being ordered that two Ministers and One Ruling Elder
shall constitute a quorum, and that Rev. A. G. Corntenay be in-
vited to have such part in the installation as may be agreeable to
Rev. R. L. Forbis, Rev. Chester Alexander, Rev. E. C. Lynch,
Ruling Elders R. B. Peters, Sr., and R. A. Fountain.
Rev. R. E. McClure made a report for the Committee touching
the boundary line between Albemarle and Wilmington Presby-
teries, which was received as information and referred to the
Home Mission Committee.
Ruling Elder John H. Paylor, of the Farmville church, invited
Presbytery to hold the Mid-winter Adjourned Session in that
church. The invitation was accepted and the time left to the
pastor of the church and the Stated Clerk.
Rev. R. E. McClure proposed the following overture to the
General Assembly, which was adopted:
Albemarle Presbytery, in session at Rocky Mount, N. C, October 9,
1940, respectfully overtures the General Assembly, to convene at Montreat,
N. C, May 22, 1941.
That the General Assembly take suitable steps to determine the method
and put same into effect at the earliest possible date so that:
The amounts in the statistical columns of the published Minutes desig-
nated "Pastor's Salary", either Direct or Indirect, shall reflect only that
amount actually paid to the individual minister whose name appears as
Pastor, or Stated Supply, of the particular church,
That the amounts actually paid to each and every minister, whether
pastor, co-pastor, assistant pastor, teacher, missionary, secretary, or any
other position within the church, shall appear opposite the name of the
individual to whom paid, provided that such salary is paid by the church,
educational institution, committee or other church agency from sums con-
tributed by various Presbyterian churches or paid by any institution owned
by any Presbytery or Synod, or group of Presbyteries or Synods, and pro-
vided further, that the distinction between direct and indirect salaries in
each case shall be maintained.
Adopted by the Presbytery, October 9, 1940.
A free discussion on the subject of Baptism was had for some
time. No action was taken.
Upon motion to adjourn, the Presbytery was dismissed with
prayer by Rev. J. N. Dendy, to meet at Farmville, N. C, at a time
to be arranged.
RULING ELDER R. B. PETERS, SR., Moderator.
REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk.
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk.
MID-WINTER ADJOURNED SESSION
Presbyterian Church, Farmville, N. C,
10:30 A. M., January 13, 1941
Albemarle Presbytery met in Mid-winter Adjourned Session
at the Presbyterian Church in Farmville, on Monday, January 13,
1941, at 10 :30 A. M., was called to order by Rev. H. R. McFadyen,
last moderator present and was constituted with prayer in a devo-
tional period led by Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D.
The roll was called and the following were present :
Ministers: Norman Johnson, H. R. McFadyen, R. S. Boyd, C. A.
Lawrence, L. R. Scott, J. A. Satterfield, T. H. Hamilton, C. C. Crawford,
E. C. Lynch, R. L. Forbis, H. M. Wilson, H. E. Powel, and R. E. McClure.
Ruling Elders : S. E. Leonard, Rocky Mount, 1st; J. S. Pressley, Golds-
boro; A. V. Gilliland, Bethlehem; H. A. Walker, Kinston; Frank Batts,
Macclesfield; J. H. Paylor, Farmville; W. H. Ellsworth, Washington.
The Stated Clerk recommended that Presbytery adopt a form
of Sessional Record Report used in Fayetteville Presbytery with
certain minor changes, and order same sent to the Churches for
use in accordance with instructions thereon.
After due consideration the same was adopted as follows :
Official Report to Albemarle Presbytery
1. To be filled out in regular meeting of the Session.
2. To be a part of Sessional Record inserted at the end of records
covered by report.
3. To be signed at Spring Meeting of Presbytery in testimony of
Presbytery's action thereon.
Sessional Records Report, 19
We, the Session of Church, do
hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of our Sessional Record as
shown by the answers to the following questions:
1. Was at least one stated meeting of the Session held in each quarter
of the church year? Is the date and place of each meeting of
the Session stated?
2. Are the names of the Elders present at each meeting recorded?
3. Were all meetings opened and closed with prayer?
If any exceptions, give explanation
4. Does the Record contain a full account of all business transacted?
5. Was all business of the Session, including the election and installa-
tion of Elders and Deacons, and the supervision of all departments of the
work of the Church transacted in full accordance with the requirements
of the Book of Church Order in all cases where instruction is given?
6. Was an accurate record kept of Baptisms? New
members? Loss by death or dismissal?
7. Was a representative appointed for each stated meeting of Presby-
tery and the annual meeting of the Synod of North Carolina?
Was a report to the Session made by each of these representatives?
8. Is the full Annual Statistical Report entered in the Record?
Was it ordered read before the Congregation?
9. Have the books of the Treasurer of the Church been carefully
examined and approved?
10. Were the minutes of the Session for the year read and approved?
11. Is the Record written in Ink? Typewriter?
(Pencil records not allowed.)
12. Does the name of the Church appear clearly on the outside of the
13. Was care taken to maintain order of arrangement and neatness of
14. In view of the above report, the Session respectfully asks that our
Sessional Records be:
Approved without exception:
Approved withthe exceptions noted, as follows:
Read and adopted at a meeting of the Session, this the day
of , 19
Signed: , Moderator.
Signed: , Clerk.
Approved Without Exception ( ) With Exceptions Noted Below ( )
Check Above in Proper Space Indicates Action.
by Albemarle Presbytery, in Session at
this the day of , 19
Signed: , Moderator.
Exceptions Noted, if any:
Rev. F. E. Manning, pastor elect of La Grange and Jason
churches, a member of Enoree Presbytery was present and in-
vited to sit as visiting brother.
Mr. Manning did not have his Certificate of Dismissal in
regular form, and upon motion, the Presbytery voted to meet
upon adjournment at a time to be determined at the La Grange
church, to receive, examine and install Mr. Manning.
Rev. R. E. McClure made a verbal report as Stated Clerk and
Treasurer which was received as information.
The matter of certain duplications and certain omissions in
the report of the Nominating Committee at the Fall Meeting was
discussed. Upon motion it was ordered that the same committee,
with the addition of the Stated Clerk be authorized to bring to the
Spring Meeting recommendation to correct these matters.
Dr. R. S. Boyd made a verbal report for the Permanent Com-
mittee on Spiritual Life and Evangelism, which was received as
information. He called attention to the evangelistic crusade
being sponsored by the General Assembly.
In the absence of the Chairman of the Stewardship Commit-
tee, Rev. Chester Alexander presented a report showing that this
Presbytery had been asked to assume a Benevolent Goal of
$29,009 for the year 1941-1942.
Upon motion it was ordered that the askings of the Presby-
tery remain at $22,500 as in the current year, and that the appor-
tionments to the various churches remain the same, except that
each church is urged wherever possible to accept voluntarily a
The effort to raise certain funds for the General Assembly's
Training School was presented by Dr. L. R. Scott. The matter
was received as information, together with a general discussion
of the whole matter.
Rev. H. M. Wilson presented a verbal report on Home and
Foreign Missions, which was received as information. A full
discussion was had relative to church rallies in the interest of
these causes. Rev. J. A. Satterfield also spoke in the interest of
Ruling Elder J. B. Sparrow extended an invitation to the
Presbytery to hold the regular spring sessions at Washington,
N. C. The invitation was accepted.
Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., of Rocky Mount, who had
been serving on a Synod's committee on educational work, was
authorized to appoint a special committee to work in the interest
of these institutions. This committee is to serve in connection
with the designated two year period of the Assembly for schools
The Stated Clerk was instructed to write in behalf of the
Presbytery to Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison and Candidate Henry
B. Searight, in sympathy for them in their accident and illness
After the reading and approval of the minutes, the Presbytery
was dismissed by prayer led by Rev. Norman Johnson, to meet in
adjourned sessions at La Grange, at a date to be set by Rev.
F. E. Manning.
REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Moderator Pro-tern.
REV. R. L. FORBIS, Permanent Clerk.
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk.
Ad Interim Minute:
Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., announced the following com-
mittee on Christian Education:
Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston,
Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern,
Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro,
Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr., Tarboro,
Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., Rocky Mount.
La Grange, N. C, February 16, 1941
8:00 P. M.
Albemarle Presbytery met in adjourned session at the Presby-
terian Church at La Grange, pursuant to agreement at the regular
Mid-winter session, January 13, 1941, and was opened with
The following Ministers and Ruling Elders were present,
constituting a quorum :
Ministers: L. R. Scott, H. R. McFadyen, Chester Alexander, T. H.
Hamilton, and R. E. McClure.
Ruling Elders: M. E. Hardy, Jason; Henry A. Walker, Kinston; L. R.
McCall, La Grange; Don Williams, Tarboro; J. S. Pressly, Goldsboro.
As the last moderator present, Rev. R. E. McClure presided.
The following resolution was introduced in behalf of the officers
of the New Bern church, and after free discussion was adopted,
and ordered sent to the special committee involved.
Whereas there is strong possibility of the location of a government
military base in Eastern Carolina, and
Whereas there already exists a committee within the Synod of North
Carolina with a goal of several thousands of dollars to be raised and ex-
pended for religious work at these various units throughout the Synod,
Therefore, be it resolved by the Session of the New Bern Presbyterian
Church, the Board of Deacons concurring.
That we ask Albemarle Presbytery to endorse this resolution and take
necessary steps to have a possible work centered in Albemarle Presbytery
included in the state-wide appeal for funds and for a share in said funds
Upon motion the time of the Spring Meeting was changed
from April 15th to April 22nd. The place to remain the same.
Rev. F. E. Manning, member of Enoree Presbytery, being
present and presenting a certificate of dismissal from said Presby-
tery to Albemarle, was received upon formal vote, subject to
the usual examinations and the signing of the Presbyterial
Mr. Manning was examined on experimental religion and on
his views touching theology and church government. These were
sustained severally as satisfactory and as a whole.
Calls for the pastoral services of Mr. Manning were read from
the Jason and the La Grange churches promising him the sum of
$200 each in salary. These were found in order and placed in
Mr. Manning signified his acceptance of the calls.
Presbytery took recess to assemble in the presence of the
La Grange Congregation at 4 P. M. and of the Jason Congrega-
tion at 7:30 P. M., for purposes of installing Mr. Manning in each
of these places.
At La Grange, Rev. Chester Alexander presided and pro-
pounded the constitutional questions required by the Book of
Church Order. Rev. H. R. McFadyen preached the sermon. Mr.
Alexander charged the Minister and Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D.,
charged the people. J. S. Pressly served as clerk at this session.
At Jason, Rev. R. E. McClure presided and propounded the
constitutional questions required by the Book of Church Order.
Rev. Chester Alexander preached the sermon. Rev. T. H.
Hamilton charged the Minister and Mr. McClure charged the
congregation. Ruling Elder H. A. Walker was in attendance
upon the night session, constituting a quorum.
According to agreement before taking recess, the Presbytery
voted to adjourn subject to the inclusion of the facts of In-
stallation as related above.
The Presbytery was dismissed with prayer, and adjourned to
meet at Washington, N. C, April 22, 1941, at 11 A. M.
REV. R. E. McCLURE, Moderator, pro-tern.
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk.
104TH STATED SESSION
First Presbyterian Church, Washington, N. C.
April 22, 23, 1941
The 104th Stated Semi-annual sessions of Albemarle Presby-
tery convened at the First Presbyterian Church of Washington,
N. C, at 11 A. M., April 22, 1941.
The opening sermon was preached by Rev. L. W. Kessler,
pastor elect of Wm. and Mary Hart Church, at the request of
Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Sr., retiring moderator, from the text
The Presbytery was called to order by the retiring moderator
and constituted with prayer by Rev. Norman Johnson.
The roll was called and a quorum found present, the record of
attendance being as follows: (Ex. — Excused; Abs. — Absent;
Enr.— Enrolled ; "2"— Second day.)
Ministers Churches Ruling Elders
G. B. Hanrahan, Ex
A. J. Crane, Ex
J. T. Wildman, Ex
J. A. Satterfield Bethlehem
E. C. Lynch Wilson J. R. Edmundson
T. L. Harnesberger, Abs
H. M. Wilson Farmville J. C. Corbitt
Z. T. Piephoff Williamston
R. E. McClure New Bern W. F. Aberly
Chester Alexander Howard Memorial R. B. Peters, Sr
H. R. McFadyen Pinetops W. F. Cobb, 2
Macclesfield D. F. Batts, 2
Norman Johnson Rocky Mount, 1st A. P. Thorpe, Jr
R. L. Forbis, Jr Rocky Mount, 2nd J. E. Winstead
J. N. Dendy Nahalah L. H. Lovegrove
L. R. Scott, D.D Goldsboro A. G. Ellinwood
R. S. Boyd, D.D Greenville D. W. Richardson__
C. C. Crawford Cann Memorial S. A. Tillett
J. S. Bennett, Abs
J. W. Vinson, Ex
C. A. Lawrence
T. H. Hamilton Kinston
Hugh E. Powel Washington H. H. McLean
F. E. Manning La Grange
Jason L. A. Swinson
L. W. Kessler, Enr Wm. and Mary Hart__ J. T. Lawrence
Bear Grass Sidney Beacham =
Fountain J. A. Mercer
Snow Hill W. G. Sheppard
Ministers Present 18 Ruling Elders Present 18
Added on Profession
Addresses given where Name of Church and Post Office differ.
Address of Minister is his home address.
Bear Grass, R. 2, Williamston_ .
Z T Piephoff, Williamston . ... .
Bethlehem, R. 1, Rocky Mount
Calvarv, Swan Quarter. . . —
Cann Memorial, Elizabeth City _
C C Crawford 203 N Elliott St.
FarmviUe- --- - -- -- -
A. G. Courtenay, Stated Supply -. - -
L.R.Scott, D.D., 309 N.George St
Greenville . . . . _ .
R. S. Bovd, D.D., 400 E. 9th St
Howard Memorial, Tarboro
Jason, R. 2, La Grange .
F. E. Manning, Box 7, La Grange
T. H.Hamilton, 600 Pollock St
F.E. Manning, Box 7
Macclesfield. - .- - -- -
H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops.. .
Morton, R. F. D., Rocky Mount
J. A. Satterfield, 431 Cokey Rd., Rocky
Nahalah, R. 2, Scotland Neck
J.N. Dendy, Box 401, Tarboro
R.E. McClure, 61 Johnson St
Pinetops..- --. ...
Roberson's Chapel, R. 2, Williamston
Rockv Mount, 1st ...
Norman Johnson, 701 Eastern Ave
Rocky Mount, 2nd... --
R. L. Forbis, Jr., 1500 Wilson Ave
A. G. Courtenay, Fountain (Stated Supply'.
Washington.. .. .
Wm. and Mary Hart, R. 2, Tarboro. . . .
L. W. Kessler, R. 2, Tarboro
Williamston ._ —
E. C. Lynch, West Nash at Jackson
Totals for 1937 -
"Indicates increase over reports of 1940. Further details in General Assembly's Minutes, 1941,
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h any Minister.
Rev. J. Norton Dendy, of Tarboro, was elected Moderator.
Rev. Hugh E. Powel, host pastor, made the report as chairman
of the Steering Committee, presenting a docket with fixed hours
for special features, which was adopted and followed in the ses-
sions of the Presbytery.
The absence, because of illness, of Rev. A. J. Crane and Rev.
J. T. Wildman was noted, together with that of Rev. G. B. Han-
rahan. The Stated Clerk was instructed to convey the sympathy
and good wishes of the Presbytery to these brethren.
The following were introduced and invited to sit as visiting
Rev. J. E. Cook, of East Hanover Presbytery.
Rev. A. G. Courtenay, of Knoxville Presbytery.
Rev. B. A. Clark, of the Methodist Church, pastor of the
Washington Methodist Church.
Candidate Henry B. Searight was introduced to the Presby-
After announcements Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P. M.,
and was dismissed with prayer by Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D.
2:30 P. M.
Albemarle Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator
at 2:30 P. M., and was led in a devotional by Henry B. Searight,
Candidate of the Presbytery for the Gospel Ministry.
The moderator announced the appointment of the following
On Attendance: The Stated Clerk.
On Thanks: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D. and Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr.
On Minutes of Synod: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., and Ruling Elder H. H.
On Sessional Records, to serve with the three Ministers on the Perma-
nent Committee: Ruling Elder J. T. Lawrence, Ruling Elder D. W.
Richardson, Ruling Elder L. H. Lovegrove.
Rev. L. W. Kessler, of Wilmington Presbytery, was present
with a Certificate dismissing him to Albemarle Presbytery. Upon
motion he was received into the Presbytery, subject to the usual
examinations and the signing of the Minister's Obligation.
Examinations in experimental religion, theology and church
government were conducted in the order named, and found satis-
factory, severally and as a whole.
The call for the pastoral services of Mr. Kessler from the Wm.
and Mary Hart Church, promising him the sum of $800.00 per
annum, was read, found in order and placed in Mr. Kessler.
Having indicated his acceptance of the call, the following com-
mission was appointed to install Mr. Kessler, the time being left
to the commission, and a quorum of two Ministers and one Ruling
Elder was set:
Rev. R. L. Forbis, to preside; Rev. Chester Alexander, to
preach; Rev. J. N. Dendy; with Ruling Elders H. H. McLean, to
charge the congregation, and R. B. Peters, Sr.
The Home Mission Committee was authorized to work out with
the church any adjustment deemed necessary in the terms of the
call, which as presented to Presbytery and found in order speci-
fied a salary of $800.
The time for recess, having arrived, the Presbytery voted to
extend the time for business.
The Presbytery took up the matter on the docket and the
following were elected Commissioners to the General Assembly,
to meet at Montreat, May 22, 1941 :
Commissioners to Assembly
Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D. Rev. R. E. McClure
Rev. J. Norton Dendy Rev. J. A. Satterfield
J. C. Corbitt, Farmville A. G. Ellinwood, Goldsboro
C. W. Melick, Elizabeth City J. R. Edmundson, Wilson
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff made the report for the Stewardship Com-
mittee which was received as information and the following
recommendations adopted :
1. That Presbytery approve the effort to raise certain funds for use
in connection with religious work at military and naval bases in the
Synod, and request the churches to raise the following amounts:
Ahoskie $ 15.00 La Grange $ 5.00
Bethlehem 12.00 Macclesfield 7.50
Bear Grass 10.00 Morton 3.00
Calvary 5.00 Nahalah 15.00
Cann Memorial 35.00 New Bern 120.00
Edenton 2.00 Pinetops 40.00
Falkland 10.00 Roberson's Chapel 7.50
Farmville 30.00 Rocky Mount, 1st 450.00
Fountain 25.00 Rocky Mount, 2nd 15.00
Goldsboro 210.00 Snow Hill 15.00
Greenville 150.00 Washington 210.00
Henderlite Mem'l 5.00 Williamston 20.00
Howard Memorial 320.00 Wilson 340.00
Jason 7.50 Wm. and Mary Hart 30.00
2. That the basis for dividing Benevolent Funds of the Presbytery be
changed to give Presbytery's Home Missions 30% of same, and that this be
retroactive to April 1, 1941.
(The exact distribution basis is printed on the back cover of the
Minutes. Stated Clerk.)
3. That the Stated Clerk be directed to send a letter to each Pastor,
Church Treasurer, Clerk of Session, Chairman of Board of Deacons,
Auxiliary President and Auxiliary Treasurer, advising of this change of
percentages and urging each church to conform thereto.
REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF, Chairman.
Presbytery voted to take recess until 8 P. M. and was dismissed
with prayer by Rev. T. H. Hamilton.
8 P. M.
Presbytery convened at 8 P. M., and was opened with a devo-
tional service led by Rev. H. E. Powel.
A popular meeting in the interest of Presbytery's Home Mis-
sions was conducted by Rev. Chester Alexander in connection
with the report of the Committee.
Pending consideration of the report, Rev. C. C. Crawford, of
Elizabeth City, addressed the body.
The recommendations were taken up seriatim and the report
as finally adopted is as follows :
Presbytery's Home Missions
Your committee on Home Missions submits the following report for
the year ending March 31, 1941:
Under the blessing of God our Home Mission work has shown decided
progress for the year. Our home mission pastors have rendered faithful
and sacrificial service and the results of their labors have been most
The Elizabeth City field under the leadership of Rev. C. C. Crawford
is showing splendid progress. The new church building has been roofed
in and extensive renovation has been done to the church house which is
now serving as a chapel and Sunday School building. The congregation
has set this church year as the time to complete their beautiful church
With promised aid from a friend of home missions in the Synod, your
committee hopes to re-open the Edenton church in the near future. The
Hyde county field was supplied for several months last summer by Rev.
T. L. Harnesberger, a member of our Presbytery, on furlough from China.
A number of new members were added to the churches in this group and
several new officers ordained and installed. It is hoped that a suitable
supply can be found for this field for the summer months.
The Bear Grass-Roberson Chapel group in Martin county has been
without a regular pastor since the Fall meeting of Presbytery, but the
work has been carried on with the aid of visiting ministers under the
direction of Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, of Williamston.
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff who rendered valuable service as Promotional
Secretary of Home Missions, for the past six months in addition to his
duties as pastor of the Williamston church and its missions, is relin-
quishing the promotional work in order that he may devote his time fully
to the entire Martin county field.
Rev. J. N. Dendy has rendered excellent service in the Nahalah church
and the Runnymede and Johnson Chapel missions. The Nahalah church
has renovated the interior of their building during the year, and the mis-
sions at Johnson Chapel and Runnymede have shown marked progress.
Rev. Fred E. Manning came to the La Grange and Jason field in
December. Since coming to this field Mr. Manning has had the enthusi-
astic backing of both churches in his plans and programs for strengthening
these organizations. Money is in hand for the completion of the Jason
Rev. H. R. McFadyen has led his people in the Pinetops-Macclesfield
group through one of its happiest years. The beautiful new church build-
ing at Pinetops, while not yet complete is being used for worship, and the
people are happy over the progress that has been made. Grace chapel, an
out-post mission of the Pinetops church is growing and serving in an
Rev. A. G. Courtenay has rendered a fine service in the Fountain-Snow
Hill group. Reports from this group show most gratifying results of his
labors. Increasing financial support from the group has been undertaken
for the coming year by the Fountain congregation.
The Ahoskie church sends a splendid report of the year's work under
the leadership of Rev. J. S. Bennett. Mr. Bennett has been given a year's
leave of absence so that he might serve as Chaplain with the Army.
Presbytery's committee has tentative plans to supply the church during
Mr. Bennett's absence.
The Wm. and Mary Hart church has been faithfully supplied during
the past year by Rev. C. A. Lawrence. Your committee welcomes a new
pastor for this church at this meeting of Presbytery, Rev. L. W. Kessler
who comes to us from Wilmington Presbytery. Plans are being made to
construct a manse at Leggetts in the near future.
Rev. J. A. Satterfield reports many activities carried on in the Beth-
lehem and Morton churches, and submits a good report of work done
during the past year.
Your committee regrets to lose the services of Miss Mary McRae in
the Wilson County missions. Miss McRae left the field some weeks ago to
accept a position as church secretary in another synod. Plans will bo
worked out by your Committee and the Wilson church to carry on this
The Rocky Mount second church has had one of its most fruitful years
under the leadership of Rev. R. L. Forbis. A growing church school and
the facilities of an enlarged building are signs of the growth and interest
of this congregation.
Rev. H. M. Wilson reports a successful year in the Farmville-Falkland
group and its missions. The building at Ballard's Cross Roads has been
reconditioned, and successful meetings were held in this group of churches.
Your committee is grateful for the faithful and sacrificial service and
the consecrated lives of our home mission pastors who are steadily build-
ing the Kingdom in our Presbytery. We are thankful for the co-operation
of the pastors and the members of the larger churches who have given
much of their time and money in building up the physical equipment of
our Home Mission Churches.
Your committee reports that the Presbytery's manse was sold by the
Trustees of Presbytery on January 1st, for three thousand dollars, and
that Synod's committee has given to Presbytery their one third interest in
the proceeds of the sale. This money will be used to build a manse at
Leggetts in the near future.
For the coming year we expect an appropriation of $4 50 less from
Synod due to their purpose to pass on to Presbytery's Committee the 7 V2 %
which they paid last year to the Minister's Annuity Fund in behalf of our
home mission pastors.
The appropriation of the Assembly's committee of $4,000 for the year
contains an item of $1,500 which is designated for Home Mission Pro-
motion. The Assembly's committee has declined to allow this appro-
priation for general budget expenses in the work of the fields.
1. That Presbytery authorize its Trustees to build a manse at Leggett
with the proceeds of the sale of the Presbytery's manse at Tarboro, and
that they be authorized to secure a lot and build a manse, the cash
expenditure not to exceed $4,500.
2. That Presbytery hereby authorize a loan not to exceed fifteen
hundred dollars against this new manse property at Leggetts, to be exe-
cuted by the Trustees of Presbytery.
3. That Presbytery designate Rev. H. R. McFadyen to serve as special
treasurer of the Leggett Manse Building Fund, and that the following
building committee be named to serve with the Trustees of Presbytery:
Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Rev. L. W. Kessler, Rev. Chester Alexander, Ruling
Elder J. T. Lawrence of Leggetts, and Ruling Elder W. G. Weeks, of
4. That Presbytery's Committee be authorized to employ a Promo-
tional Secretary of Home Missions at a salary not to exceed $1,800 and
living quarters, living quarters to be furnished by the field in which he
5. That an allowance for travel and expense of not more than $600
be allocated to this office.
6. That Rev. A. G. Courtenay be allowed to serve as Stated Supply
of the Fountain-Snow Hill group until the Pall meeting of Presbytery.
7. That the following be approved as the distribution of the support
of the various fields of the Presbytery for 1941-1942:
Field or Worker Field
Wilson County $ 300
R. L. Forbis 1,040
C. C. Crawford 516
J. N. Dendy 1,200
L. W. Kessler : 700
J. A. Satterfield 3 7 5
H. M. Wilson 960
F. E. Manning 400
H. R. McFadyen 1,100
Hyde County 300
A. G. Courtenay 1,260
Z. T. Piephoff 100
Martin County 200
Edenton-Educ. Sec* _
(*Salary and expenses.)
REV. CHESTER ALEXANDER, Chairman.
Report of the Treasurer of the Permanent Committee On Home
Missions, Rev. H. R. McFadyen:
Balance on hand, April 8, 1940 $1,003.19
Received from Assembly's Appropriations 3,211.5 6
Received from Assembly, Loan for
Cann Memorial Church 1,000.00
Received from Churches (See below) 3,639.37
Received from Other Sources (below) 729.43 $9,583.55
Paid to workers $5,334.11
Paid to Administration 140.53
Paid to "Various" (See below) 2,746.91
Paid to Minister's Annuity Fund 311.57 $8,533.12
To Balance on Hand, April 5, 1941 $1,050.43
Ahoskie, $11.55; Bethlehem, $7.13; Cann Memorial, $92.26; Falk-
land, $11.25; Farmville, $28.00; Fountain, $25.51; Greenville, $247.51;
Goldsboro, $339.50; Jason, $4.25; Howard Memorial, $573.00; Kinston,
$108.62; La Grange, $10.00; Macclesfield, $14.00; Nahalah, $31.39; New
Bern, $145.00; Pinetops, $90.00; Rocky Mount 1st, $926.63; Rocky Mount
2nd, $30.70; Snow Hill, $9.50; Roberson's Chapel, $5.00; Bear Grass,
$3.00; Williamston, $35.65; Wilson, $405.00*; Washington, $339.50;
Meadow Brook Mission, $20.00; Wm. and Mary Hart, $73.60; Grantham
Chapel, $21.72. TOTAL, $3,639.37.
(*Received $135.00 from Wilson after books closed.)
Churches making no contribution:
Calvary, Edenton, Henderlite Memorial, Morton.
Comparative contributions for four years:
1937-1938 1938-1939 1939-1940 1940-1941
$3,253.31 $3,603.37 $3,451.95 $3,639.37
From Other Sources:
A. P. Thorpe, $137.50; Mrs. G. A. Holderness, Mrs. Cobb (for pay-
ments to Ministers' Annuity Fund) $175.00; Rent, Manse in Tarboro (sold
in January) $237.63; Presbyterial Offerings, $47.41; Mrs. Sudie M.
Thorpe, for workers, $100.00.
Paid to "Various", such items as:
Jason Building Fund, $650.00; Z. T. Piephoff, Promotional Expenses,
$500.00; Cann Memorial Building Fund, $1,000.00; Pinetops Building
Fund, $500.00; R. E. McClure, publicity literature, $59.91; Refund to
Macclesfield Church, $150.00.
All obligations of the Committee have been met, except the note the
Assembly holds for the loan of $1,000.00 to the Committee for the Cann
Memorial Church. The first payment of $250.00 is due on this September
REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Treasurer.
(Note: The Treasurer of the Committee was unavoidably detained,
and his report was not actually submitted to the Presbytery. Following
usual custon the Stated Clerk has inserted it here for record. It was
presented to the Home Mission Committee and properly audited.)
By a rising vote, the Presbytery expressed its appreciation of
the Home Mission Committee for its fine work.
Rev. R. E. McClure was granted the privilege of the floor at
this time to explain the nature and need of the raising of a fund
of $45,000 throughout the Synod for religious work at points
adjacent to military and naval reservations in the state. Refer-
ence was made to the appropriations, already adopted, as goals
for the churches in sharing in this total.
One recommendation was introduced and adopted as follows :
That Churches and the Presbytery be requested to release
ministers who may be called into work at military bases, for a
period of one year at a time, on the basis of a leave of absence
rather than a dissolution of any Pastoral Relationship.
Presbytery adjourned with prayer led by Rev. A. G. Courtenay
to meet tomorrow morning at 9 A. M.
Wednesday, 9 A. M.
Presbytery reconvened at 9 A. M., on Wednesday and was led
in a devotional by Rev. F. E. Manning.
The minutes of the preceding day were read and approved.
Rev. R. E. McClure read a communication from the Presby-
terian Junior College for Men which was received as information.
A letter including reports of the fall term work at Union
Theological Seminary of Candidate Henry B. Searight was read,
and received as information. Mr. Searight did satisfactory work
for the time involved, being forced to withdraw after Christmas
due to illness.
A letter was read from Rev. T. H. Spence, Ph.D., curator of
the Historical Foundation at Montreat, in connection with the
official records of the Presbytery.
At the same time Mr. McClure announced the receipt of a
Manuscript Volume of old Minutes of the Presbytery, being in-
scribed : "Minutes of the Presbytery of Albemarle, Being Volume
III. Beginning April, 1906." The records therein continue
through the Called Meeting of April 5th, 1912.
Mr. McClure was instructed to place this Manuscript volume
and all official minutes of the Presbytery at the Historical Foun-
dation at Montreat.
Announcement was made of the following committee, ap-
pointed by Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., by order of Presbytery:
Special Committee on Christian Education:
Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., Rocky Mount, 1st., Chairman; Rev.
L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro; Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston; Rev. R. E.
McClure, New Bern; Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr., Howard Memorial.
Recognition was taken of the passing of Ruling Elder C. A.
Johnson, a Trustee of the Presbytery, and a member of Howard
The Stated Clerk was instructed to write a letter of sympathy
to Mrs. Johnson.
Presbytery voted to take from the Docket the matter of
revision of the Manual for immediate consideration.
The proposed changes regarding the Permanent Committees
on Synod's Work and on Assembly's Work were adopted as
Amendments to Manual
The Manual is hereby amended as follows:
Strike out Paragraphs 28 to 31 inclusive.
In the place thereof add the following:
Par. 28: There shall be as many Permanent Committees to whom
matters related to the Benevolent causes of the Synod and the General
Assembly shall be referred, and through whom such reports and infor-
mation shall be presented to the Presbytery, as there are Benevolent
causes in the Budget of the Presbytery, except that (a) the work of
Synod and Assembly's Home Missions and (b) the work of Synod and
Assembly's Religious Education shall be grouped under one Permanent
Par. 29: Each such Permanent Committee shall be composed of
three members with the term of office of one member expiring each year,
and at least one member a Ruling Elder.
Par. 30: These Permanent Committees shall report at each Stated
Meeting of the Presbytery, and at such other times as the Presbytery may
The Stated Clerk made a verbal report which was received as
The Treasurer of the Presbytery's Assessment Fund made the
following report which was adopted:
Presbytery's Assessment Fund
To Balance, April 9, 1940 $172.70
(See statement, page 34, Minutes
Albemarle Presbytery, 193 9-1940)
To Receipts from Churches 920.50 $1,093.20
To Stated Clerk: Salary _$100.00
Min. Annuity Fund 7.50
Postage and Expenses 18.25 125.75
To Permanent Clerk, Salary 20.00
To Benevolent Treasurer, Salary
and Expenses, Nine Months* 45.00
To Printing Minutes, etc. 137.22
To Synod's 1940 Assessment 84.56
To Assembly's 1941 Assessment 362.40
To Expenses, Commission on The
Minister and His Work 19.12
To Official Report Blanks, etc. 5.32 799.37
To Balance On Hand, April 21 $ 293.83
Edenton $ 1.00
Henderlite , 4.00
Snow Hill 8.00
Wilson 30.00 $ 44.00
Working Balance $ 337.83
Printing Session Report Form $ 8.50
Printing Minutes, estimated 145.00 $ 153.50
NET WORKING RESERVE $ 184.33
*Benevolent Treasurer was over paid in previous year for extra quarter.
This statement has been checked and found accurate, this the 22nd
day of April, 1941.
J. B. SPARROW, For Auditing Committee.
REV. R. E. McCLURE, Treasurer.
(Morton and Snow Hill assessments were paid at Presbytery-)
In the absence of the regular Committee on Finance and
Auditing, Presbytery appointed Ruling Elders L. A. Swinson and
A. G. Ellinwood to audit the books of Rev. H. R. McFadyen,
Treasurer of the Home Mission Committee.
The following overture was presented and duly adopted :
To The Synod of North Carolina.
The Presbytery of Albemarle respectfully overtures the Synod of North
Carolina to refrain from including Presbytery's Home Missions, or any
other distinctly Presbyterial item in the Benevolent Budget of the Synod,
In lieu of same, that
The Synod build a Benevolent Budget in terms of the actual cash
budget accepted from the Assembly, plus the actual cash amounts deemed
wise for distinctly Synod's Causes, and that
The Synod send this total to the Presbyteries in units deemed fair to
each Presbytery, indicating the percent relationship that these several
items bear to each other, and that
The Synod request each Presbytery to build their final Budget around
these figures, adhering strictly to the percentage relationship for that part
of the final budget covering those items for Assembly's and Synod's
Rev. R. E. McClure reported attendance for himself and
Ruling Elder J. P. Booth as Trustees of Davidson College, and the
report was received as information.
The following Minutes of the Commission to install Rev. H. R.
McFadyen at Macclesfield were admitted to record:
Your Commission for installing Rev. H. R. McFadyen as Pastor at
Macclesfield report that the Commission met on the 2nd Wednesday even-
ing of November 1939. Rev. Norman Johnson presided, preached and
propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. J. H. Satterfield charged
the pastor. Ruling Elder Dr. B. W. Brown, charged the people.
B. W. BROWN, Clerk.
The following Minutes of the Commission to Install Rev. T. H.
Hamilton at Kinston were admitted to record :
The Commission to install Rev. T. H. Hamilton as Pastor at Kinston
met at the Presbyterian Church, Kinston, on the afternoon of May 5,
1940. Present: Chairman, Rev. R. E. McClure, Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D.,
Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison.
Mr. McClure presided, Dr. Boyd preached, Mr. McClure outlined the
action of Presbytery, propounded the constitutional questions to Minister
and Congregation, and charged the Minister. Mr. Harrison delivered the
charge to the Congregation.
The meeting was opened and closed with prayer.
REV. R. E. McCLURE, Chairman.
Presbytery took recess for ten minutes prior to hearing the
report of the Committee on Assembly's Work.
Rev. E. C. Lynch directed the presentation of the work of the
Assembly's Agencies and the following were presented by chairmen of
sub-committees, together with verbal reports.
The verbal reports were received as information and the recommen-
dations adopted, as follows:
1. That we acknowledge with gratitude the blessings of God upon
the work of the year just closed.
2. That all pastors be urged to keep the missionary responsibility
before their people during the coming year.
3. That all Church organizations be urged to make the largest pos-
sible use of the special mission study season in January week of self denial
4. That all pastors be asked to urge the men of their Churches to
attend the Foreign Mission Conference at Montreat this summer.
5. That all pastors be asked to preach on Foreign Missions during
the year, and that as often as possible invite a Missionary to speak in
6. That we engage in prayer at this time for God's special blessing
upon our Executive Committee and for the Missionaries in all our fields.
REV. J. A. SATTERFIELD, Sub-Chairman.
1. That, in view of the enlarging task of the Assembly's Home Mis-
sions, the Presbytery urge all churches to recognize the importance of this
Committee receiving its full and rightful share of the benevolent contri-
2. That the period, October 1-November 9, be set apart as a special
season for home mission study, and that the week of November 2-9, 1941,
be designated as the week of Prayer and Self-Denial for Assembly's Home
Missions with a generous offering in all churches and organizations for
3. That the book, "Why Stand Ye Idle?" be commended for use as
the study book for the home mission period in all organizations of the
REV. H. M. WILSON, Sub-Chairman.
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief
1. That Presbytery order printed in the Appendix of the Minutes:
A. The record of the giving in the Presbytery to March 31, 1941, to
the Ministers' Annuity Fund.
B. The statement of who has received aid from Ministerial Relief,
and in what amounts during the past year.
2. That Presbytery approve the applications of these on this list for
a like amount for the current church year.
3. That recognition be taken of the fact that this Presbytery gave to
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief the sum total of $1,522.13, and
that beneficiaries from the Presbytery received $1,867.70 in gifts and
$24.00 as a loan.
4. That special emphasis be laid upon adequately supporting this
Committee with regular giving and the special offering at Christmas.
5. That the list of Ministers and their standing in the Minister's
Annuity Fund be received as information and referred to the Commission
on the Minister and His Work for such action as they deem wise.
REV. R. E. McCLURE, Sub-Chairman.
Assembly's Training School
1. That this Presbytery reaffirm its approval of and purpose to
cooperate with the Assembly's Training School in the Campaign to raise
2. Since one-half of the churches of the Presbytery have not reported
any pledges to the campaign, we urge those churches to set a time in the
near future when this cause shall be presented to their members.
3. That, in lieu of the fact that less than one-fourth of the apportion-
ment to the Presbytery has been pledged, we urge those churches that
have presented the cause to consider the possibility of bringing the matter
again to the attention of their members with the hope of increasing their
REV. L. R. SCOTT, D.D., Sub-Chairman.
Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., presented the report on Religious Edu-
cation, which was under consideration when a motion was made
and carried to take recess until 2 P. M.
Rev. E. C. Lynch dismissed the Presbytery with prayer.
2 P. M.
Presbytery reconvened at 2 P. M. and was led in prayer by
Rev. Chester Alexander.
The report of the Committee on Religious Education was
taken up, received as information, in general, and a summary
adopted for the Minutes, as follows:
1. Children's Division.
Plans tor Vacation Bible Schools are under the direction of Mr. H. H.
McLean, chairman of this division. Several workers will be available to
assist churches which desire this help. It is urged that every church and
mission plan for a school during the summer.
2. Young People's Division, Rev. J. N. Dendy, Chairman.
The Synod's Conference for Young People will be held at Davidson
College, June 11-18, at a cost of $10.00 for each delegate. The Conference
of Albemarle Presbytery's Young People will be held at Peace Junior
College, July 7-12, at a cost of $7.50. Churches are urged to send their
select young people to these conferences.
3. Leadership Training, Mrs. C. C. Todd, Chairman.
A very helpful and successful institute for pastors and superintendents
was held in Tarboro on March 5th, under the sponsorship of the Synod's
Committee, Rev. J. O. Mann, D.D., Director. Some churches have sent
workers to the Montreat Leadership School. The importance of local
Training Classes, or Schools, is emphasized and in addition every church
which can do so is urged to send at least one worker to the Montreat
Leadership Training School.
4. Adult Division, Mr. A. E. Gibson, Chairman.
The problems of the Young Adult group are receiving much attention
throughout the church, as is the matter of unifying the work of adult
classes through an Adult Council. The Assembly's Committee on Men's
Work is working diligently, under the leadership of the new Director,
Mr. S. J. Patterson, to formulate a church-wide program for men's work.
5. Sunday School Extension and Rural Work, Rev. H. R. McFadyen,
Seventeen outpost Sunday schools are reported by the churches of the
Presbytery. There are many other opportunities for ministering to neg-
lected people, some in small and isolated districts. The churches are
urged to search out such places and to take advantage of what seem even
6. Religious Education in Public Schools, Rev. Hugh E. Powel,
Several places in our Presbytery already have Bible teaching in con-
nection with the public schools. In others, the plan is under consideration.
The chairman of this Division will be glad to supply information to those
who may be interested in the movement.
REV. L. R. SCOTT, D.D., Chairman.
Rev. C. A. Lawrence presented the following report for the
Committee on Sessional Records, which was adopted :
The Sessional Records presented to Presbytery were examined, fol-
loAving the Official Report of the Session as a guide, with the following
Books approved without exception: Cann Memorial, Bethlehem,
Goldsboro, Farmville, Greenville.
Books approved with exceptions noted: (Numbers refer to Official
Blank appearing in each Book) La Grange, 1. 5, 7; Kinston, 7; Rocky
Mount 2nd, 7; Howard Memorial, 5, 7, 9, 12; Washington, 9; Williamston,
7, 10; Wilson, 6. 12; Snow Hill, 1; Rocky Mount 1st, 6, 9; Fountain,
8, 9, 10; Falkland. 7; Pinetops. 7, 3, 9; Macclesfield. 7. 9; Jason, 1, 7.
Books not presented at this meeting: Ahoskie, Bear Grass, Calvary,
Edenton, Henderlite Memorial, Morton, Nahalah, New Bern, Roberson's
Book did not have official blank as part of record: Wm. and Mary
Hart - REV. C. A. LAWRENCE, Chairman.
The special Nominating Committee made a report which
materially changed the personnel of many committees, and set up
the committees on Assembly's and Synod's Causes as provided
for in the Manual revisions.
The report which was adopted is as follows :
Term of Office Expiring in the Spring:
Trustees of Presbytery: W. G. Weeks, of Rocky Mount, 1st, to suc-
ceed himself. W. S. Wilkinson, of Rocky Mount, to fill unexpired term
of C. A. Johnson, deceased.
Trustee of Peace: H. H. Littrell, to succeed himself.
Trustee of Davidson: Rev. R. E. McClure to succeed himself.
Term of Office Expiring in the Fall:
New Permanent Committees:
Foreign Missions: Rev. L. W. Kessler, Chairman, 19 43, R.F.D. 2,
Tarboro; C. S. Hollister, 1942, New Bern; Rev. J. A. Satterfield, Rocky
Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Chairman,
1943, Wilson; J. H. Paylor, 1942, Farmville; Rev. H. M. Wilson, 1941,
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: Rev. R. E. McClure,
Chairman, 1943, New Bern; A. W. Houtz, 1942, Elizabeth City; Rev. Z. T.
Piephoff, 1941, Williamston.
Assembly's and Synod's Religious Education and Publication: Rev.
R. L. Forbis, Jr., Chairman, 1943, Rocky Mount; J. H. Roberson. 1942.
R.F.D., Williamston; Rev. F. E. Manning, 1941; La Grange.
Assembly's Training School: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Chairman, 1943,
Greenville; Dr. J. R. Edmundson, 1942, Wilson; Rev. J. N. Dendy, 1941.
Bible Cause: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Chairman, 1943. Falkland; R. A.
Fountain, 1942, Fountain; Rev. J. A. Satterfield, 1941, Rocky Mount.
Orphan's Home: Rev. H. M. Wilson, Chairman, 1943, Farmville;
J. Nat Harrison, 1942, Greenville; Dr. W. L. Hand, 1941, New Bern.
Educational Institutions: Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Chairman, 1943,
Washington; A. P. Thorpe, 1942, Rocky Mount; R. B. Peters, Jr., 1941,
Changes in existing committees:
Religious Education in the Presbytery: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., to be
Chairman. Rev. F. E. Manning, to succeed Rev. J. S. Bennett. J. P.
Booth to succeed, C. A. Johnson, deceased.
Finance and Auditing: Rev. T. H. Hamilton to be Chairman, filling
vacancy left from last meeting.
Woman's Work: Rev. Hugh E. Powel to be Chairman.
Evangelism and Spiritual Life: Rev. Norman Johnson to succeed Rev.
J. S. Bennett.
Examining Committee: Rev. R. E. McClure, Chairman. Theology —
Rev. Norman Johnson and Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D. Sacraments — Rev. Z. T.
Piephoff and Rev. J. A. Satterfield. Church Government — Rev. H. R.
McFadyen and Rev. C. C. Crawford. Thesis and Exegesis — Rev. L. R.
Scott, D.D. and Rev. H. M. Wilson.
(The Directory in front of Minutes embodies all these changes. Stated
Clerk.) REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Chairman.
The Stated Clerk reported certain records obtained from Mr.
J. J. Summerell, and enumerated certain copies of Minutes needed
to complete files at Montreat, Union Seminary and in his file.
He was authorized to publish a statement of these needs in
the columns of the Christian Observer.
Records that are lacking :
In file of Stated Clerk: Manuscript Volumes I and II, and presumably
IV, V and subsequent records. Printed copies, Fall 1893, Spring 1903,
Fall 1903, and the Spring and Fall of the years 1907 to 1910, inclusive.
At Montreat: Minutes of Fall 1906, Spring 1907, and Fall 1908 and
At Spence Library, Spring and Fall of the years 1919-1927, inclusive.
Rev. E. C. Lynch made a verbal report for the Commission on
the Minister and His Work, which was received as information.
Rev. R. L. Forbis, Chairman, made a verbal report for the
Committee on Synod's Work, which was received as information.
Rev. R. E. McClure, Chairman of the committee on boundaries
with Wilmington Presbytery, reported that no progress was in
sight and asked that the committee be discharged. The report
was received as information and the request granted.
The invitation of the Falkland Church was accepted for the
Mid-summer Meeting and the date set for July 15, 1941.
Rev. R. E. McClure proposed that the Steering Committee be
directed to arrange a popular meeting as each of the four meet-
ings of Presbytery each year, assigning one of the newly erected
Permanent Committees on Assembly's and/or Synod's Work for
each such meeting.
After discussion this was ordered done.
A proposal that a sermon be preached, in addition to the open-
ing sermon, by some member of the Presbytery assigned to same,
and that the Communion of the Lord's Supper be celebrated at
each Stated Spring and Fall Session, was docketed for further
consideration at the Mid-summer meeting.
Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe presented the report of the Stand-
ing Committee on Thanks. It was adopted by a rising vote. (By
some mishap, a copy of said report was misplaced by the Clerk
and does not appear in the Minutes.)
Ruling Elder H. H. Littrell reported attendance as Trustee of
Peace Junior College.
Rev. J. Norton Dendy made the report on Woman's Work
which was adopted and is as follows :
Albemarle Presbyterial Auxiliary
The Woman's Auxiliary has had a good year under the efficient leader-
ship of Mrs. J. C. Gardner, the Presbyterial President. This organization
continues to hold highest place in a broad field of service.
The following facts have been gathered from a report of the Recording
Secretary of the Presbyterial:
There are 25 local auxiliaries with 1,720 members, and 1,241 women
enlisted in some study or service. There are 69 general circles and 8
home circles and 11 business women's circles. During the past year 17
auxiliaries have written the history of their organizations. There are
549 daily Bible readers and 735 studying Bible in some class. There are
400 members of prayer groups, with 220 members having family worship
and 523 who use "Day By Day." This is a decrease over the number used
It is to be noted that while there is an increase in membership there
is a decrease on the use of "Day By Day" and other items concerning the
devotional life. This item is mentioned so the pastors will insist on
attention to the development of the devotional life, especially in the use
of "Day By Day" which is issued by our Presbyterian Committee of
Total to all Benevolences $10,986
Total to all Local Church Work 3,593
Total to all Miscellaneous Items 629
Grand Total All Contributions 15,20 8
Total Increase over last year 1,049
Percapita Giving $8.84
REV. J. N. DENDY, Chairman.
The special committee appointed to audit the books of the
Treasurer of Home Missions reported same to be accurate and in
good order, and said report was adopted.
The Farmville church asked permission to raise the terms of
the call for the pastoral services of Rev. H. M. Wilson from $550
to $600 per annum. It was certified to the Presbytery that this
action was taken in regular congregational meeting, and said
request was granted.
The time for adjournment having come, the docket being com-
pleted, the minutes were read and approved.
The Presbytery adjourned to meet in Mid-summer Session, at
Falkland, July 15th, at 10:30 A. M., and was dismissed with
prayer by Rev. J. A. Satterfield.
REV. J. N. DENDY, Moderator.
REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk.
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk.
Paragraphs 28-31 stricken out and in their place inserted New Para-
graphs Numbered 28-30, setting up as many Permanent Committees as
there are Benevolent Agencies of the Assembly and the Synod, with the
exception of one committee for Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions
and one committee for Assembly's and Synod's Religious Education. (See
page 30 of this issue of the Minutes for details. See Directory for
SCHEDULE OF BENEVOLENT ASKINGS FOR THE YEAR
BEGINNING APRIL 1, 1941
Ahoskie $ 150 La Grange $ 50
Bethlehem 120 Macclesfield 75
Bear Grass 100 Morton 30
Calvary 50 Nahalah 150
Cann Memorial 350 New Bern 1,200
Edenton 20 Pinetops 400
Falkland 150 Roberson's Chapel 75
Farmville 300 Rocky Mount 1st 4,500
Fountain 250 Rocky Mount 2nd 150
Goldsboro 2,100 Snow Hill 150
Greenville 1,500 Washington 2,100
Henderlite Mem. 25 Williamston 200
Howard Memorial 3,200 Wilson 3,400
Jason 75 Wm. and Mary Hart 300
1941-1942 ASSESSMENTS ON CHURCHES FOR OVER-HEAD
EXPENSES OF THE PRESBYTERY
(To compute the Assessment on any one church the amount reported
to the General Assembly of 1940 as paid to Pastor's Salary, Column 1, is
added to that paid to Current Expenses, Column 2, and the total, Column
3, is multiplied by 1.5%. The result is calculated to the nearest whole
dollar, Column 4. If an error in calculation or copying will be called to
the attention of the Treasurer, the Assessment on that church will be
Church Col. I Col. 2 Col. 3 Col. 4
Ahoskie $ 400 $ S14 $1,214 $ 18
Bear Grass 100 169 269 4
Bethlehem 375 93 468 7
Calvary 45 45 1
Cann Memorial 518 1,038 1,556 23
Falkland 360 170 530 8
Farmville 600 313 913 14
Fountain 875 275 1,150 17
Goldsboro 3,300 3,320 6,620 99
Greenville 3,000 4,139 7,139 107
Henderlite Mem. 1
Howard Memorial 3,600 2.210 5,810 87
Jason 200 65 265 4
Kinston 1,625 1,902 3,527 53
La Grange 200 80 280 4
Church Col. I
New Bern 1,800
Roberson's Chapel 50
Rocky Mount 1st 3,600
Rocky Mount 2nd 440
Snow Hill 175
Wm. and Mary Hart 633
CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY
Searight, Henry Brown, 20 6 Bonner Street, Washington, N. C, Union
Sanders, Frank Powell, Tarboro, N. C, Center College, Ky.
MINISTERS' ANNUITY FUND
410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky.
Report of Pledges and Payments
PRESBYTERY OF ALBEMARLE
The last column, "Amounts Paid 1940-41," records the amount received at
the Louisville office for this CHURCH YEAR — April 1, 19 40, to
March 31, 1941.
Goldsboro, First 1,370.53
Howard Memorial 1,000.00
Washington, First 125.00
April I, 1940 to
March 31, 1941
William & Mary Hart Chapel
1930 to April I, 1940 to
3/31/40 March 31, 1941
Total Cash and Pledges-
PRESBYTERY OF ALBEMARLE
Butler, Mrs. Mary R. H._
.104 N. Williams St.
Goldsboro, N. C.
Crane, Rev. Arthur J Bethel, N. C.
Harden, Mrs. Florence K._505 S. Hill St.,
Searight, Mrs. Mary B 103 Bonner St.,
Washington, N. C.
Venable, Mrs. Sallie G Colora, Md.
Wildman, Rev. John T Parmele, N. C.
Months Monthly Total
1940 YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONFERENCE
Peace College, Raleigh, N.
July 1-5, 1940
Boys Girls Total
Pioneers, 12, 13, 14 18 47 65
Seniors 15-23 30 57 87
Totals 48 104 152
143 Regular Delegates at $6.00 $858
4 Council Members at $4.00 16
1 Adult Advisor at $6.00 6
2 Special, One Day Each 2
3 League Officers, Free
1 Registration, unpaid (withdrew)
1 Delegate Free, Daughter of Member of Faculty
1 Extra, (Zach Piephoff)
2 2 Faculty, Counselors, etc.
Balance from 1939 $ 21.20
Extras From Delegates:
Special Damage $ 5.55
Picture Show 6.00
Servants Tips 3.34 14.89
Sale of Maps — Geography Class 4.80
Net Cash From Store:
Expenses, H. H. Littrell 7.75
Balance after giving to Y. P.
League $10.00 1.08 8.83
Refund, Mrs. C. C. Todd 1.10
Gift, A Friend 1.60
To College: 176 @ $4.00 $704.00
2 @ $1.00 2.00 $706.00
Normal Damage Fee 5.00
Special Damage Fee 8.00
Supplies for Mimeograph 1.54 14.54
Gifts: To Officials 2.00
To Servants 6.00 8.00
Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Craig* 19.00
Rev. and Mrs. T. H. Hamilton 2.00
Rev. A. G. Courtenay 3.05
Rev. H. M. Wilson 2.70
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff** 4.00
Dr. Geo. R. Cousar 7.50
Rev. R. E. McClure 2.50
W. Monroe Wicker 2.50
Miss Margaret Weskett 2.50
Miss Frances Bell 2.50
Mrs. C. C. Todd 1.25
Miss Mary McRae 1.50
Miss Marjorie Williams 5.70
Mrs. J. R. Phipps 3.75
Miss Sarah Whitmore 2.00
Tom Fry, Jr. 1.50
Howard Littrell 3.75
Miss Margaret Leonard 1.25
Mrs. R. B. Peters
Miss Mary Fararr
Less $4.00 each paid in Board
for Mary Ann Craig and Zach
Piephoff 8.00 60.95
Expenses during Conference:
Fourth of July Party $ 5.00
Moving Pictures 18.30
Athletic Supplies .83
Films for Group Pictures .70
Eiler's Outline Maps** 4.77
Books, Presbyterian Com.** 1.50
Petty Cash, advanced* 1.45
Mimeograph Stencils* .90 33.55
Expenses Prior to Conference:
Mimeograph Paper* 3.00
Mimeograph Stencils* 2.40
Telephone and Telegraph
Prior to 6/25/40* $3.60
After 6/25/40** 3.57 7.17
Mrs. Norman Johnson** (telephone) 1.19
Miscellaneous Expenses* 2.65 21.41
Expenses Director To Montreat 25.00 $869.45
Balance On Hand $ 64.97
**Items so marked paid by direct Check.
*Items so marked paid by three Checks, as follows: Postmaster,
12.55; Cash, $8.77; Self, $7.57..
The remainder of the business was transacted with cash disbursements.
REV. R. E. McCLURE, Director.
Presbytery has provided a Central Treasurer to receive all Benevolent
Contributions. Presbytery has recommended that Churches use this office.
Money so remitted will be disbursed strictly according to instructions. All
undesignated funds will be divided on the basis indicated below.
Presbytery has approved the basis indicated below for all churches in
the distribution of funds to Benevolent Causes. See that each cause receives
the percent indicated.
It is urged that remittances be made at least quarterly, and monthly
If sent direct, make payments to Treasurers as indicated.
Foreign Missions 21.5
Assembly's Home Missions 12
Christian Education and
Ministerial Relief 7
Religious Educ. (Assembly) 2
Assembly's Training School 8
Bible Cause — .5
Synod's Home Missions 9
Schools and Colleges 7
Union Theological Seminary 1.2
Orphans' Home 6
Religious Education in
Synod (Note) - 3
Presbytery's Home Missions 30
Note: Includes Religious Work
Curry B. Hearn, Box 330,
A. N. Sharpe, 573 W. Peachtree
St., N. E., Atlanta, Ga.
Wm. H. Hopper, 410 Urban Bldg.,
E. D. Grant, Presbyterian Bldg.,
Geo. W. Call, P. O. Box 1924,
Gilbert Darlington, Bible House,
New York City
E. E. Gillespie, P. O. Box 1124,
Greensboro, N. C.
E. E. Gillespie, P. O. Box 1124,
Greensboro, N. C.
M. W. Norfleet, Jr., 3401 Brook
Road, Richmond, Va.
Barium Springs, N. C.
E. L. Barber,
Aberdeen, N. C.
H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops s N. C.
at State Institutions.
Presbytery's Treasurer of Benevolences :
REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF, Williamston, N. C.